Time for some October favorites!
I’m learning how to use Adobe Illustrator…
So, only a couple more days till Halloween! Are you doing anything special?
I’m not, but, you know, Halloween is not a very big deal here in Italy. I mean, there are a few themed parties here and there, but it’s nothing like what I experienced while I was living in the States (Berkeley, CA, to be precise).
Back in 2007, while I was an exchange student at Cal (ahhh, good times!), on the weekend before Halloween, a couple of friends and I drove down to Santa Barbara to join our UCSB friends for the crazy Isla Vista celebrations. Then on October 31, I strolled down to Mariposa Avenue in Berkeley to check out the decorations, before spending the rest of the evening at home to meet the trick-or-treaters… Two completely different experiences, but both very enjoyable!
OK – nostalgia moment over. Without any further ado, let’s talk about the best beauty products I’ve (re)discovered this month!
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Matte Lipstick in 189 Isabella ($32)
189 Isabella is one of the new L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks that were reformulated by the divine Lisa Eldridge. If you’re looking for a classic Hollywood red with a satin-matte finish and a moisturizing feel, you should seriously consider this one. See it in action in my full review!
Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in 212 Heroic Pink ($36)
A stunning purple berry in a luxuriously creamy, superbly pigmented formula. If you’ve read my review, then you’ll know that I’m completely and utterly in love with the Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in 212 Heroic Pink!
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask ($58)
I’ve literally been obsessed with the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask since I talked about it a couple of weeks ago. I love everything about it: its pumpkin-purée consistency, its deliciously spicy scent, and, above all, the baby skin it gives me in just a matter of minutes!
Essie Gel Couture Nail Color in Bubbles Only ($11.50)
Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Mono Eyeshadow in 002 Millionaire ($7)
If you’re a bold lipstick lover and just go for a simple wash of color on the eyes 9 times out of 10, you need the Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Mono Eyeshadow in 002 Millionaire in your life. It gives your lids the prettiest sheen that will look good with any lipstick, and it’s affordable. See it in action here!
What have you been loving this month?
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